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Vector host choice and the environmental context of mosquito-borne virus transmission

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The present thesis explored ethological and geographical approaches for the investigation of vector-borne parasites. In the first part, the role of associative learning on vector preferences for hosts was investigated through a comprehensive series of behavioural experiments using the vector of dengue and yellow fever diseases, the mosquito Aedes aegypti. To this end, the possibility that the mosquitoes were able to associate unconditional stimuli with particular odours and visual...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
TALA and the Oxford Tick Research Group
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Supervisor
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2003
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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2012-11-14

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